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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Indians’ Trevor Bauer pleads his own Cy Young case using a spreadsheet on Twitter

The winners of the 2018 Cy Young award were revealed on Wednesday night, with Jacob deGrom of the Mets taking the NL side and Blake Snell of the Rays getting AL honors. Trevor Bauer of the Indians finished sixth in the AL, garnering one third-place vote, three fourth-place and four fifth-place.

Bauer didn’t appreciate how the vote went down.

Bauer listed a bunch of stats, and how he compared to Snell - with the obvious intent of showing how Snell wasn’t really any better than him.

1.  I’m not sure why he decided to use some of these stats (GB%, for instance) or why he ranked them the way he did (GB%, for instance - he has the lower GB% as the “winner”, but I thought GB were preferable to LD or FB).
2.  Regardless, I used his stats to rank each of the 7 SP who got votes*.  Using his stats and criteria, he ends up 6th (83.5 points), just a hair’s breath behind winner Snell (81).  He may have a complaint vis-a-vis Snell (again, using only his criteria), but his overall ranking is about right.
3.  In fact, Bauer really pales when you compare him to the other votegetters, winning only HR/9. (Snell was 1st overall in 4 different categories, but is killed because of his walk total - last in all 3 that include BB).
3.  You know who got jobbed?  Chris Sale.  Of 18 stats, he finished 1 or 2 in 14 of them, running away with the total (40.5 vs. 49 for Verlander and 69.5 for Cole). 

*1 pt for 1st, 7 pts for worst

TDF, trained monkey Posted: November 15, 2018 at 04:02 PM | 30 comment(s)
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